North Shoes, a local fifth-generation shoe retailer, was named ladies independent footwear retailer of the Year at the 2019 Footwear Industry Awards at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre in February.
Managing director James North is the fifth generation at the head of the company, first established in Bourne in 1876.
He said: “It’s so good to win the ladies independent retailer award. We won it in 2013 and it means such a lot to be voted the best by your industry peers and suppliers.
“I didn’t think we’d win because we’ve had so much success in the eight years of the awards and I didn’t think it possible that we’d do it again – but I’m delighted that our passion for a good fitting service and customer care has been recognised in this way.
In addition to their store in Oundle, North Shoes also has branches in Bourne, Stamford, Cambridge and Lincoln.